Divya Kakran smashes her way to a Asian Wrestling Championship gold medal!

first_imgAdvertisement 9lglapNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6rq9dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E22luqy1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7mjWould you ever consider trying this?😱xkCan your students do this? 🌚f2wh8Roller skating! Powered by Firework On Thursday, wrestler Divya Kakran bagged a gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships against junior world champion Naruha Matsuyuki and became the second Indian woman to do so with a dominating performance. The competition (arranged in a round robin format) saw Divya win all of her bouts in the 68kg category; while the other participants from the country also enjoyed a wonderful outing with Sarita Mor (59kg), Pinki (55kg) and Nirmala Devi (50kg) assuring themselves with silver by reaching finals in respective categories. Advertisement Picture Credit: Getty ImagesDue to the absence of top Chinese and Japanese wrestlers, Divya who won the bronze medal in the Asian Games, knocked out Kazakhstan’s Albina Kairgelinova and Mongolia’s Delgermaa Enkkhsaikhan in the primary two rounds. In the third round, she faced Azoda Esbergenova of Uzbekistan, seeing her off only in just 27 seconds.The final against the Japanese junior world champion started off in style as she led 4-0 in no time thanks to some strong left-leg attacks. Even though the Japanese made it 4-4 in the second period, Divya pinned her opponent and celebrated her victory with a fall.Advertisement “I had to win by fall to get five points from all my bouts because the Japanese was winning all her bouts by big margins, so I took risk for big wins. My coach had said that I don’t have to go for big throws all the time but I went for it” she said in the post-match interview.“I took risk and it paid off by God’s grace. “I was told that If I get trapped, I have to play safe. I found a way to come out. That girl is good in single leg attacks and it is my weak area. So I became more attacking,” she added.Advertisement When asked whether the absence of the Chinese wrestler helped, she quickly replied,“Yes, it did benefit. But if you have a 5-wrestler group it becomes even tougher, you have fight everyone and win big. I won 4 bouts within 2 hours. It was tough on body but good thing is I have improved on my range, I made all kinds of attacks, Irani, Kheme, single-led, double leg attacks. I have spent hours on practicing these moves. Now I want to qualify for the Olympics and that too with a gold.”Back in 2018 Navjot Kaur became the first Indian woman to win top the podium at the Asian Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in the 65kg category. You may also like:Asian Games: 20-year old Divya Kakran wins India another medal in wrestlingKakran Disses Kejriwal: Asian Games medalist blasts Delhi Government for lack of support Advertisementlast_img read more

Follow Santa’s Tour of Atlantic Highlands on Twitter

first_imgSanta cuddles a puppy during last year’s tour of Atlantic Highlands. Photo courtesy the AH First Aid and Safety Squad ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Santa Claus, the famed jolly fellow in a red suit, will be making his annual rounds through the streets of Atlantic Highlands with special support by a gaggle of elves from the Atlantic Highlands First Aid and Safety Squad the week of Dec. 5.Each night, Santa and the Atlantic Highlands First Aid Squad will slowly travel block by block to visit with families, hand out candy canes and celebrate the holiday season throughout the borough. And this year, Santas elves will be using digital tools to let folks know exactly where he’s at during the tours.“We live for this week,” said Richard Huff, chief of the AHFAS. “For one week, we’re all kids, enjoying the season with our friends and neighbors.“Last season, Captain Tom Hayden completely redesigned our website to include nightly maps of where we were going,” Huff added. “This year, he’ll do that again and take it a step further by adding real time Twitter updates. It now will be even easier for residents to track Santa for the week.Monday through Thursday, Santa and the squad will head out to a specific part of town at 6 p.m. and move until 9 p.m. They’ll have holiday music playing, flashing emergency lights and occasionally the sirens. Residents can log onto www.ahfirstaid.org to see where Santa is going each night and follow on twitter (www.twitter.com/ahfirstaid) as Santa’s helpers update the location.Adding Twitter to the mix will help residents pinpoint our location during the night, Huff said. Likewise, using Twitter will also let residents and their children communicate with Santas helpers as they make their way through town.As they have in the past, members of the AHFAS will be collecting canned goods and nonperishable food items to donate to the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry.The AHFAS is an all-volunteer emergency medical and rescue services organization serving the Borough of Atlantic Highlands and occasionally the surrounding areas.  The squad operates on donations from the borough and the community. For information call the AHFAS non-emergency number (732) 291-8118 or log onto www.ahfirstaid.org.“This really is a special event,” Huff said. “We get to see our neighbors at a great time of year and seeing how the kids experience the interaction is a wonderful experience. And if everyone can donate even one can of food it will go a long way to make the holiday season a better folast_img read more

Memorial Day Parades and Events

first_imgBy Allison M. PerrineUpdated SundayCOLTS NECK – Canceled for MondayFrom the town website: “This year’s Memorial Day Parade, Bicycle Decorating Contest and Hot Dog barbecue at Fire House 2 scheduled for Monday, May 30, 2016 have been cancelled due to the anticipated arrival of heavy rains to our area.” Information: colts-neck.nj.usFAIR HAVENMemorial Day Parade 9 a.m. Monday in Memorial Park, directly across from Fair Haven Borough Hall. The parade will include patriotic anthems, a Benediction, reading of names, presentation of wreaths and more. Information: fairhavennj.org. Location: corner of River and Fair Haven Roads, Fair Haven.HIGHLANDSMemorial Day Parade 1 p.m. Saturday at Huddy Park. With a tribute to 13 men from the town whose lives were lost in WWII. At Veterans Park. Information: highlandsnj.us. Location: 301 Shore Dr.HOLMDELHolmdel Memorial Day ceremony will be held 10:30 a.m. – noon Monday at Holmdel Town Hall. Information: holmdeltownship.com. Location: 4 Crawfords Corner Rd.New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Day ceremony will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. Information: njvvmf.org Location: 1 Memorial Ln.KEYPORTKeyport’s Memorial Day Parade will be held 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Parade starts on West Front Street and American Legion Drive at Fireman’s Park and will end at Keyport Borough Hall. Information: visitkeyport.org Location: 70 West Front St.LITTLE SILVERMemorial Day Parade will be held Monday at Memorial Park. Begins 8:30 a.m.; ceremony is at 9 a.m. Information: littlesilver.org Location: Corner of Parker Avenue and Willow DriveMIDDLETOWN|Annual Memorial Day Parade begins 10 a.m. and is hosted by American Legion Post #338 with Middletown Township. The Parade will take place at Bayshore Middle School. The Parade route follows: Leonardville Road to Appleton Ave. to Center Ave. to Brevent Ave., then takes a right onto Highland Ave., a left on Leonard Ave., and right on Viola Ave. to Post Home on Route 36. The parade will end around 11:30 a.m with ceremony to follow. Information: middletownnj.org. Location: 834 Leonardville Rd, Leonardo.OCEANPORTMemorial Day Parade at Blackberry Bay Park at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Ends at Old Borough Hall, where there will be a ceremony. Information: oceanportboro.com. Location: 430 Port Au Peck Ave.RED BANKThe Red Bank Elks Lodge will host a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday. Refreshments after the service. Information: www.redbankelks.org. Location: 40 West Front St. RUMSONMemorial Day Parade and service 10 a.m. Monday. Parade will march down East River Road and end in Victory Park, where there will be a ceremony at 10:30 at the Victory Park Gazebo. Information: rumsonnj.gov. Location: Blackpoint RoadSEA BRIGHTMemorial Day service at the Sea Bright Police Station 11 a.m. Monday with patriotic songs by Shore Regional Marching Band and organist George Murphy. Information: seabrightnj.org Location: 1099 Ocean Ave.SHREWSBURYMemorial Day Observation is 10 a.m. Monday at Patriot Isle. Refreshments will be served afterwards at the Shrewsbury Hose Company #1. Information: shrewsburyboro.com. Location: Corner of Sycamore Avenue and Route 35.last_img read more

Mencken’s Law at Work in Science

first_img(Visited 358 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The intuitive solution to a problem can be actually more harmful than the problem itself.H. L. Mencken said of explanations, “there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” Here are a couple of examples.The mixed effects of online diversity training (PNAS). Many dread having to undergo “diversity training” at work. Such training, common in corporations and academia, assume that human beings need their attitudes fixed, because politically-incorrect biases have been inherited from the parents or from childhood. What better solution than to hold classes that can teach the offenders to accept “diversity and inclusion” attitudes from leftist elitists who just want to “help” people? Chang et al believe in the value of such training, but they were perplexed to find that results were mixed. In their study of 3,016 people who had undergone the training, a lot of people did not change their attitudes:Although diversity training is commonplace in organizations, the relative scarcity of field experiments testing its effectiveness leaves ambiguity about whether diversity training improves attitudes and behaviors toward women and racial minorities. We present the results of a large field experiment with an international organization testing whether a short online diversity training can affect attitudes and workplace behaviors. Although we find evidence of attitude change and some limited behavior change as a result of our training, our results suggest that the one-off diversity trainings that are commonplace in organizations are not panaceas for remedying bias in the workplace.In particular, the researchers found that such training had “limited efficacy among those groups whose behaviors policymakers are most eager to influence.” The diversity police may just have to resort to old-fashioned methods: electroshock, drugs and lobotomy.Banning exotic leather in fashion hurts snakes and crocodiles in the long run  (Natusch, Webb and Shine, The Conversation). There ought to be a law! The knee-jerk reaction of politicians rushes to the obvious solution: when a resource is threatened, ban all exploitation of it. It’s a big issue in conservation these days when endangered species teeter on the brink of extinction. Is it possible that such actions do more harm than good? Consider this case: ban all exotic leather! Crocodiles are threatened!We are all familiar with the concept of “fake news”: stories that are factually incorrect, but succeed because their message fits well with the recipient’s prior beliefs.We and our colleagues in conservation science warn that a form of this misinformation – so-called “feelgood conservation” – is threatening approaches for wild animal management that have been developed by decades of research.The issue came to a head in February when major UK-based retailer Selfridges announced it would no longer sell “exotic” skins – those of reptile species such as crocodiles, lizards and snakes – in order to protect wild populations from over-exploitation.But this decision is not supported by evidence.As they explain, “feelgood conservation” can backfire, by harming those with an interest in preserving the animals – the local people who sell the skins! Honest sellers (not the poachers who rush in to another country and kill elephants for their ivory or rhinos for their horns and leave) depend for their livelihood on being able to sell crocodile hides for profit. They are not going to deplete their resources. They often work hard to ensure plenty of crocodiles and snakes survive, so that a steady supply can sustain their business.How can this be? Isn’t conserving animals better than killing them for products? What do these guys mean that stopping trade in exotic skins will be a disaster for the animals themselves? Isn’t this a sleazy business? Think like a businessman here:Actually, no. You have to look past the fate of the individual animal and consider the future of the species. Commercial harvesting gives local people – often very poor people – a direct financial incentive to conserve reptile populations and the habitats upon which they depend.If lizards, snakes and (especially) crocodiles aren’t worth money to you, why would you want to keep them around, or to protect the forests and swamps that house them?The three conservationists end by saying the proposed cure is worse than the disease: “The ban announced by Selfridges is a disastrous move that could imperil some of the world’s most spectacular wild animals and alienate the people living with them.”The lesson is that critical thinking means opening one’s mind to think beyond the solutions that look clear, simple, and wrongI remember a “diversity training” quiz that everyone at NASA/JPL had to take after the lab opened a “Diversity and Inclusion” department. The quiz was dressed up in cutesy cartoons, explaining things like why you shouldn’t call your holiday party a “Christmas Party” because it might offend somebody. Most people I spoke with thought the exercise was stupid. It was demeaning and insulted their intelligence. And since each quiz item only allowed one right answer, it smelled elitist, not allowing any rational discussion about any of the multiple-choice questions, but demanding conformity of thought. Who were these do-gooders over in another building telling us how to behave, as if we didn’t already know? And what happens if we answer incorrectly? Do we get put on a suspicion list? One can see multiple ways that this “feelgood” exercise could have aroused more strife than inclusion.The “best” answer was to expunge all traces of Christmas. Exercise: Apply this lesson to current worries of today: climate change, fossil fuels, renewable energy, endangered species, national monuments, foreign aid, etc. Just as critical thinking must not jump to the simple solution, it must not also leap to the opposite conclusion. People and their politicians must learn to think past the “feelgood” response and consider the long-term effects of their choices. Sometimes the poorest people suffer the most.last_img read more

ONE: Iniong’s win streak ends with UD loss to Yamaguchi

first_imgRead Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The Japanese fighter is looking to challenge Lee for the belt anew, but told her to “take their time” when it came to her recovery. The hard-fighting Iniong, meanwhile, absorbed her first loss in Asia’s top mixed martial arts promotion, but not before giving Yamaguchi all she could handle in the ring. Iniong managed to stuff some of Yamaguchi’s takedowns attempts but her Japanese foe always found a way to try again. ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ The 27-year-old Team Lakay bet struggled to land solid blows against Yamaguchi, who controlled the action and showcased her superior grappling skills. It was the vengeance that Yamaguchi was looking for, three years since their last fight that ended in split decision in favor of Iniong.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutYamaguchi then called out Angela Lee, who she was supposed to face for the ONE Atomweight belt before the Singaporean met a car accident tow eeeks ago.“I wanna avenge that loss too,” Yamaguchi told Lee, who had emotional entrance before the main card. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Japan’s Mei Yamaguchi vs Philippines’ Gina Iniong during their ONE: Immortal Pursuit bout at Singapore Stadium. INQUIRER PHOTO/Sherwin VardeleonSINGAPORE—- Gina Iniong put on a tough stand but Mei Yamaguchi just showed why she’s the top fighters in the division. Iniong had her win streak snapped as she bowed to Yamaguchi via unanimous decision in ONE: Immortal Pursuit at Singapore Stadium here. ADVERTISEMENT ONE: PH’s Corminal loses by submission to Lepont Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Suns sign draft pick Josh Jackson, guard Mike James

first_imgMOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 1918 World Series key in US love affair with national anthem Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Phoenix Suns first-round draft pick Josh Jackson speaks to the media, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Phoenix as the NBA basketball team’s second-round picks Davon Reed, right, and Alec Peters listen. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have signed top draft pick Josh Jackson to a four-year deal that includes two one-year team options.Phoenix also signed guard Mike James, an NBA rookie who played five professional seasons in Europe, on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection A standout at Kansas, Jackson was selected with the fourth overall pick of last month’s draft. The athletic 6-foot-8 forward averaged 16.3 points on 51 percent shooting, 7.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists in his lone season in Lawrence. He will make his professional debut with the Suns’ NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas.The 6-foot-1 James averaged 13.1 points and 3.0 assists in 25 games with Panathinaikos of the Greek Basketball League last season. He once scored 52 points in a game while at Lamar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars View commentslast_img read more

India’s batswoman Mithali Raj scores 214 against England, sets new world record

first_imgMithali RajPlaying in her third test and the first against England, Mithali Raj, not yet 20, scored a scintillating 214 to set a new world record. “I crossed that mark nervously by scoring off the last ball bowled on the third day,” she recalls.Her score is the fifth double century,Mithali RajPlaying in her third test and the first against England, Mithali Raj, not yet 20, scored a scintillating 214 to set a new world record. “I crossed that mark nervously by scoring off the last ball bowled on the third day,” she recalls.Her score is the fifth double century in women’s Test cricket. The previous highest was by Australia’s Karen Rolton, who made 209 against England in Leeds last year.Raj received a standing ovation when the announcement was made at Taunton. Her classic knock, which included 19 boundaries and came off 407 balls in 598 minutes, enabled India make a record 464 runs in the first innings in reply to England’s 329. India had a lead of 135 runs in the four-day match that ended in a tame draw.There is nothing tame, however, in Raj’s achievement. Her innings makes her the first Indian woman to score a double century, improving on Sandhya Agarwal’s 190 against England at Worcester way back in 1986.Her partnership of 15 7 for the seventh wicket with Jhulan Goswami (62) is also a world record. Another first: Hyderabad has the honour of being home to the highest Test scorers in Indian cricket – V.V.S. Laxman’s 281 against Australia in Kolkata last year is still the best among men.The sweetest prize for Raj perhaps came from the team manager, who had promised 5 pound (Rs 370) for a century. She got 10 pound.Her father gives part of the credit to her former coach. “Mithali owes a lot to Sampath Kumar who died five years ago,” says Dorai Raj, who played for the Services.advertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona coach Valverde: Malcom can offer us something different

first_imgBarcelona coach Valverde: Malcom can offer us something differentby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde insists he’s happy with the progress of three of their summer signings.Valverde discussed Malcom, Clement Lenglet and Arthur yesterday.He stated, “Lenglet already knew LaLiga which is an advantage to get used to the rhythm of the matches. Also to the demands that are in defence. And for the injuries he has become indispensable. “Arthur’s case is different because he did not know LaLiga and he played at a different pace. But he has fit very well because his characteristics conform to the style of Barça.”On Malcom, he added: “He is a player who has not participated as much as the other two but is a forward, good at one against one and scoring. He is different. Hope he helps us. The injuries have burdened him but we believe he has a future ahead of him.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more